Christina Hendricks’ hand is the hand on the iconic ‘American Beauty’ poster

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How do I say this without sounding too judgy? There are a lot of celebrities right now who claim to have spent their early years “modeling.” Very few of them actually have any evidence of that early career though, and I always find that super-shady (coughMelaniaTrumpcough). Christina Hendricks actually was a model for many years before she started booking acting jobs consistently. Every so often, photos or ads from Christina’s modeling days will crop up. She used to be a blonde! She was apparently friends with Karen Elson.

Well, this is one of those moments where Christina’s old modeling gigs have cropped up, only this time it’s something she herself has revealed. Christina posted the American Beauty poster to her Instagram and said that she was the “hand” on the poster. It’s another woman’s stomach.

What a bizarre and sort of cool thing. I guess I never thought too much about whose stomach and hand that was. Christina Hendricks: HAND MODEL. Anyway, tons of celebrities commented on Christina’s post. January Jones wrote: “This is important. How come I didn’t know this?” Elle Fanning said “I’M SHOOK!” Coca Rocha: “This is the most incredible fact I have learnt all year!! My mind is blown.” Christian Siriano said: “I’m freaking out!”

Is anyone else obsessively looking through photos of Christina’s hands now?

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  1. Arizona says:

    This blew my mind yesterday.

  2. Maria says:

    I love her. She’s the reason I dyed my hair red.

  3. Jb says:

    I would like to know what lotion she uses because she has beautiful hands! Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where George becomes the next up and coming “hand model”? He starts wearing gloves and moisturizing like crazy. My hands are small but they are far from photo ready…anyways that is a very cool fact and wonder if she ever had to insure her hands whilst working???

  4. tifzlan says:

    She’s seriously one of the most beautiful people on Earth – i love her on Good Girls!

    • Kimberly says:

      had put off watching Good Girls and almost done with season2…I love that show! cant wait for season 3 to drop!

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      She is seriously stunning. Joan was my favorite on Mad Men.

    • sammiches says:

      Good Girls is so grossly underrated. It is such a fun, sexy, funny show, and I love how the three main characters interact with each other.

  5. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    This is such a cool piece of trivia!

  6. Hey says:

    I have always liked her, as an actress and as a public persona.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    If this was me I would be telling E’RRBODY! January Jones didn’t know and they were on the same show for years lol.

  8. Ann says:

    That’s pretty freaking cool. I always assumed it was Mena Suvari’s hand and stomach. This makes me want to watch the movie again but then I remember… still a cool thing for Christina Hendricks.

  9. anony7 says:

    LOL, kind of like Linda Gray’s leg on the poster for The Graduate (1967)–several years before she became a star on Dallas.